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ID number:  BIRBI-2003.0415.01
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael VII Doukas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  4.12
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. A. H. Baldwin, 15th April 2003.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding medallion of the Infant Christ with cross behind head, pellet in each limb; single border of pellets. Reverse: Half-length figures of Michael (l.) and Maria (r.), facing, holding between them long cross, with terminal pellets to arms, on plain shaft; Michael wears modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia; Maria wears modified loros with collar-piece and crown with pinnacles and pendilia; single border of pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +ΘKЄ POHΘ (Virgin assist) MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +MIX AHΛ MAPIA (Michael and Maria)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.3.1

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Michael VII Doukas

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